Event News

  • Historical Association Annual Conference 2024 in Birmingham

    26th January 2024

    Historical Association Annual Conference 2024 Birmingham, The Eastside Rooms10-11 May 2024  Book your place now at Early Bird rates (Early Bird closes 10 April) Birmingham – it has been the greenest city in Britain, the industrial heart of a nation, the fastest growing city in the 19th century and a home of...

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  • William Dalrymple CBE to present HA conference keynote lecture

    2nd October 2023

    We are delighted to announce that the Saturday morning keynote speaker will be the hugely acclaimed historian, writer, curator and broadcaster William Dalrymple CBE. His award-winning books include: From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium White Mughals Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan The Anarchy: The...

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  • History-specific CPD for every stage of your career

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    At the Historical Association (HA), we recognise the importance of evidence-based targeted support at every level, and that is why you’ll find professional development programmes to support all those teaching, leading or managing history at every career stage.   Here are just some of the programmes we have on offer:  Beginning...

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  • Your Secondary CPD calendar Summer 2024

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    We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD. We know how essential your CPD is to you and that is why we have worked to provide a wide range of online learning and webinar-based CPD...

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  • Film: The ladies-in-waiting who served the six wives of Henry VIII

    31st August 2022

    Every queen had ladies-in-waiting. Her confidantes and chaperones, they are the forgotten agents of the Tudor court. Experts at survival, negotiating the competing demands of their families and their queen, the ladies-in-waiting of Henry VIII’s wives were far more than decorative ‘extras’: they were serious political players who changed the...

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  • Virtual Branch Film: What a strange place to be buried

    10th January 2022

    What a strange place to be buried: unique burial locations in London c. 1600-1800 Anna Cusack joined the HA Virtual Branch to discuss unique burial locations in London c.1600-1800. Anna recently completed a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London on the marginal dead of seventeenth and eighteenth-century London, focusing specifically on...

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  • Virtual Branch Film: The Partitions of Poland-Lithuania (1772-1795)

    14th December 2021

    Karin Friedrich recently joined the Virtual Branch to discuss aspects of its complex history in her talk on the partitions of Poland, their repercussions for German-Polish relations and their legacy. Professor Friedrich is chair in Early Modern European History at the University of Aberdeen, co-director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies, and...

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  • Writing Black histories, telling Black stories

    12th March 2021

    In February 2021 we were delighted to continue the HA Virtual Branch with Stephen Bourne, author of a number of books including Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War and Black in the British Frame: The Black Experience in British Film and Television. In 2017 South Bank University awarded Stephen an Honorary Fellowship for...

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  • The Great Debate 2020 – The final!

    16th November 2020

    Many things have been different this year – especially things that involve people coming together physically in one setting. That was certainly the case for our Great Debate competition. Fortunately, all of the regional heats had taken place across the UK before the first lockdown came into effect last spring,...

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  • HA Conference Round-up 2018

    25th May 2018

    Alas it is gone (possibly pursued by a bear or two). If you weren’t in Stratford-upon-Avon on the weekend of 18-19 May then you missed a corker. If you were there, please let us know what you thought by filling out our short HA conference evaluation form.  Day 1: Civil liberties, Cymbeline... and a lot...

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